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During COVID-19 restrictions our Monday morning Activity Centre had to cease meeting at times, and modify what we did once we were free to meet. However, altogether 40 people attended at some point during this difficult year. We were limited to 32 in one half of the hall, and so mostly the numbers were within that restriction. We still managed to continue with our monthly discussion group and bookclub group, and even ventured out to have a picnic in the park!  Many chose to play games or do handcrafts for the whole two and a half hours, so they could enjoy being together and chatting.

Our Christmas luncheon was fully catered, and because of limitations in what we could do, between 10-11 am we watched a Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special, then an Andrieu Christmas concert. Jean Thirkettle told us what to expect for the meal, and then handed over to Rev Greg for a few words before giving thanks for the food. This year with lower numbers we only needed five tables of six people, but the meal was lovely. It was so good to be fully served, and the clean up done for us. (There were five serving staff this year.)

Two photos are taken as we watched the screen (admirably screened by Robyn Lockwood), the rest by table, mostly candid shots. The last one is taken at the end of the meal just as Sandra Bernie had popped a large lolly into her mouth, hence the merriment!


Below are some pictures from the annual Christmas Party at the Gills,  where we come for a BBQ on the deck and to share Secret Santas!


During this years Christmas Hamper outreach we delivered 37 hampers to nominated families.

Thank you to all those who very generously donated the Christmas goodies and the cash for shopping, those who shopped for groceries, those who helped pack the hampers and those who delivered them. A big thank you to Alison Gill for coordinating this great outreach to our local community – a blessing to those in need.